Chelsea ace set to see out his contract

Chelsea attacker Florent Malouda has stated that despite not being an automatic choice in the side’s starting XI, he will stay and fight it out at Stamford Bridge.

The veteran French winger has been linked with an exit from the west London outfit in the summer, but Malouda has admitted that he feels he has the quality to get back into the first-team.

“No, I don’t accept being a sub. I would never accept it otherwise it would be time for me to retire,” he told The Sun.

“It has been a hard season for me but things can change very quickly here.

“Last year I was the club’s top scorer and this year I started the season as a substitute and less playing time.

“This year I experienced quarter-finals from the stands, a semi-final on the bench, which is the first time for me. I want to play in finals and win them.

“I know I show up when I’m on the pitch. But I’m not someone who likes to complain.

“Everything is possible here. I’ll see what the coach wants to do. I am a competitor, of course I want to play.

“I have one year left, I think I will go to the end of my contract,” he confessed.

By Gareth McKnight